The retail business is highly competitive and characterized by narrow profit margins. Theft, whether it is committed by employees, shoplifters or others, can therefore pose a major threat to a company’s survival.
The nature of the retail business means that a substantial number of people has access to the premises, for instance to deliver merchandise or to shop. The potential risks involved require stores to meet demanding criteria with regard to security, safety, communications, and building automation. They pose security and safety challenges such as:
Preventing unaccounted and accidental losses of inventory
Detecting intrusion and shoplifting by staff or others
Dealing with a wide variety of different access authorizations
Dealing with fires and explosions
An Ip-based access control system from Pogo Security Systems help retailers to master these security, safety and communication challenges. It supports a large range of readers as well as biometric solutions to meet strict security requirements. Together with video surveillance, this makes it possible to capture and record all access events. Violations automatically trigger an alarm so immediate action can be taken to deal with the situation.